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548 W 22nd St
October 13–16, 2022

548 W 22nd St
October 13–16, 2022

︎︎︎ Tickets / Registration

548 W 22nd St
October 13–16, 2022

︎︎︎ Tickets / Registration


From 11am–1pm, we invited Printed Matter Members, students, press, and members of NYC cultural institutions to join us for these special Preview hours, which afford a quieter and more focused time to engage with the Fair. We also extend this invitation to people who identify as disabled and/or immunocompromised.

The NYABF 2022 Preview is generously supported by Gucci / Chime for Change.


The Classroom, is a long-running program that provides space for artists, writers, designers, and publishers to highlight new releases at NYABF and fosters dialogue around important themes in artists’ book publishing. The NYABF 2022 Classroom is organized in collaboration with David Senior, Director of Library & Archives at SFMOMA, and is hosted by Dia Art Foundation.

All programs were recorded and archived on our Youtube Channel. See below!


Dissidents of the Gaze, with Marilyn Minter and Betty Tompkins

            At the intersection of desire, feminism, and unseen modes of representation, the works of Betty Tompkins and Marilyn Minter have ceaselessly questioned the rules of representation. Their inscrutable paintings and photographs question contemporary issues around image dissemination, particularly in this age of screens and renewed censorship. This conversation will explore both artists' relationships to decades of dissidence. Presented by JBE Books.
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Plexus, with Camille Norment, Seth Cluett, and James Hoff

            Throughout her career, Camille Norment has investigated what she terms cultural psychoacoustics: the relationships and contingencies between sound, culture, and perception. In conjunction with her ongoing exhibition at Dia, this conversation will launch Norment’s latest artist book, Plexus. Norment will be in dialogue with artists Seth Cluett and James Hoff about the interrelations of sound (art) and print media, as well as how the book form can reflect time-based work. As an extension of Plexus, Cluett and Hoff collaborated with Norment on an iterative and interactive library of text and audio, available to browse in the Dia program space. Extending this collaborative mode to a live conversation, the artists will also speak to how the library’s materials are accrued and how text and distributed media can provide new and critical context to the experience of listening. Presented by Dia Art Foundation.
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Stutters, with Dominique Hurth and Kari Conte

            Dominique Hurth discusses her book Stutters, published by Printed Matter (2021), with contributor and curator Kari Conte. The talk will explore Hurth's extensive research project into the cyanotypes of Thomas W. Smillie, the first custodian and curator of the Smithsonian Institution’s collection of photography (active 1868 to 1917).The publication builds on several years of the artist's research, reworking original images into visual montage as they document a ‘national’ collection in the making. Through photographs of empty display cabinets and staged objects within the Smithsonian’s holdings, the project follows divergent threads of photographic history, exhibitionship and collection-making, as well as developments in various technological apparatuses across the late 19th and early 20th century. Presented by Printed Matter, Inc.
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General Idea, with Claire Gilman, Alex Kitnick, and Adam Welch

            This conversation celebrates two monumental publications on the work of General Idea. Produced in conjunction with the National Gallery of Canada’s current retrospective survey of General Idea, the exhibition's curator and catalog’s editor Adam Welch will introduce the publishing project with catalog contributor and art historian, Alex Kitnick. The publication traces General Idea’s activities from their earliest performances and actions to their use of advertising media in the public realm, as well as their gallery and museum work. Claire Gilman, Chief Curator of The Drawing Center, will also introduce the exhibition and publication, Ecce Homo, The Drawings of General Idea, currently on view at the Drawing Center. Presented by The National Gallery of Canada and The Drawing Center.
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I can’t stand to see you cry, with Rahim Fortune and Jordan Weitzman

            Rahim Fortune’s breakthrough publication, I can’t stand to see you cry, is an exploration of Texas and the surrounding states, as well as the people who are fixed within its complex landscape. Fortune analyzes relationships between family, friends, and strangers, all caught in a flood of health and environmental issues while working to maintain grace. Fortune’s biographical approach to photography attempts to unpack his own identity and experience in the midst of a pandemic, civil unrest, a cross-country move, a career, and the loss of a parent, thinking about both the future and past. Fortune will be joined in conversation by Jordan Weitzman, who hosts the podcast Magic Hour, which covers over 50 interviews with photographers and people involved in the medium. Presented by Loose Joints.
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Passages Series Reading

            This reading features authors in the Passage Series, which publishes emerging writers and artists whose work manifests in innovative, hybrid, and cross-genre forms that imagine new possibilities and expressions of the poetic, the political, and the social. Poets Rachel James, Benjamin Krusling, and Kamelya Omayma Youssef will share work from their recent and forthcoming books. Presented by Wendy’s Subway.
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on the rooftop

The day will feature performances presented by Ergot Records.

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Ergot is a record shop in NYC's East Village founded by Adrian Rew in 2021 as an expansion of his label of the same name. Although primarily an outlet for the dissemination of music, outré sonic emissions, and related printed matter, the shop regularly hosts performances, readings, and DJ sessions at its 32 E. 2nd St space. The label focuses on experimental music and has released music by Aaron Dilloway, Dominique Lawalrée, and The Master Musicians of Joujouka, with an archival collection of work by Ruth Anderson and Annea Lockwood forthcoming in 2023.


Thick Press & Post-Radical Pedagogy

              Wall, Table, Lexicon: Publishing as Rehearsal is presented by Thick Press and Post-Radical Pedagogy. How do we rehearse caring ways of being, knowing, working, and studying? Thick Press welcomes visitors to sit down at their table for ongoing goings-on and radical hospitality. They’ll be hanging out with co-conspirators from six publishing projects that exist at the intersection of care and social movement. Topics include: mutual aid organizing; friendship on Death Row; mapping social change ecosystems; radical approaches to helping; care as a site of inquiry; and healing justice. Post-Radical Pedagogy questions the design of curricular apparatus and explores alternatives to syllabi, grading rubrics, classroom conventions, and presence of authority. Reflecting on the wall with exemplification of the hostile and colonial aspects of administration in education, invited guests and passersby will generate content, which will thicken the walls as an act of on-site publishing and exhibition. Check each day’s schedule for related programming.

Werkplaats Typografie

            “Kardesler Groente & Fruit 2” is a shop published by Werkplaats Typografie. The shop is established based on the compression, transfer, and decompression of “Kardesler Groente & Fruit,” a fruit & vegetable shop located in west Amsterdam. As a common place of interaction, a place of trading goods, a place of trading stories, of precious encounters and small gestures; a ubiquitous site, so central to our daily routine, this shop blends in seamlessly within the neighborhood. By researching and embodying the context of this physical market as a stage, “Kardesler Groente & Fruit 2” presents a hyperreality of embedded storytelling, with a focus on the commonly overlooked quotidian qualities of the omnipresent fruit & vegetable shop. Join Werkplaats Typografie on the rooftop during the Fair to share stories over some freshly cut fruit.

52 Walker x Du-Good Press

           52 Walker x Du-Good Press is a collaborative installation with Leslie Diuguid, of Du-Good Press—the first and only Black and woman owned fine art printmaker in New York. 52 Walker, located in TriBeCa, programs four exhibitions per year and produces a corresponding limited edition screenprint by each artist with Du-Good Press. On the occasion of the 2022 NY Art Book Fair, these editions and a selection of prints from the studio will be on display, with works by Kandis Williams, Nikita Gale, Nora Turato, and Tiona Nekkia McClodden. The installation will also feature Kandis Williams’ exhibition publication, A Line, which inaugurates 52 Walker’s highly anticipated imprint, Clarion.


               Digital Library takes Space: Black Experience isn’t a Spectacle is a project by afila.si [æfilæsi], a collective repository anchored in Afro-centered perspectives of history, with aims to fortify access to these cultural productions. afila.si and Anteism Books presents the publication of a referential catalog, Black Experience isn’t a Spectacle, edited by Venessa Appiah and designed by Jesse Katabarwa that expands upon an eponymous 2020 exhibition. Combining elements of an art gallery and a reading room, the project space invites visitors to engage with a literary and cinematic library combined with visual artworks by Katabarwa. These pieces are to be consumed through embodiment with ibiyanε, a collection of sculptural chairs embedded in Sub-Saharan African reflections of physicality by Tania Doumbe Fines and Élodie Dérond.


            Karma presents a new site-specific installation by artist Alvaro Barrington.

Three Star Books

              Three Star Books presents a special display of artists’ books and multiples by John Armelder, Elvire Bonduelle, Nathan Carter, Liz Deschenes, Raffaella della Olga, Rafael Rozendaal, and Rirkrit Tiravanija.

Wall, Table, Lexicon: Publishing as Rehearsal

This exhibitor project, presented by Thick Press and Post-Radical Pedagogy, asks how do we rehearse caring ways of being, knowing, working, and studying? During each day of the Fair, visitors are invited to special programming in the project space. 


Social-change-role mapping and book signing, with Deepa Iyer + Thick Press

            Deepa is a lawyer and activist who has been supporting social movements for over 20 years. Social-change-role mapping is a practice that she explores in her newest book, Social Change Now: A Guide for Reflection and Connection(Thick Press, 2022).

Non-sitting, explore spatial pedagogy, with Swati Piparsania + Post-radical Pedagogy

            This alternate experience to classroom learning uses tactics from dance, performance, and theatre to initiate participation amongst bodies and challenge the passive learning process. Pushing against the philosophy of a chair and the power from the host (instructor), knowledge production goes back to all forms of exchanges happening within the space, bouncing between dialogues and glances and pauses. In this new space, we can walk, talk, play, and discover.